in Gloucestershire has been given a major boost with the formation of the
first-ever Cotswold League.
Vale, Kempsford, Langford, Slaughters United and Cirencester Cricket Clubs will
take part in the inaugural competition in May.
The league is
supported by the Cotswold District Cricket Association which is keen to
encourage new players to get involved.
David Taylor said: "This is a unique opportunity for women - including teenage
girls - to join one of these clubs and enjoy the thrill of playing a fun-packed
sport. First-timers will be embraced by all the participating clubs because
most teams comprise of women new to the game. It's an ideal time for novices to
take the plunge and have a try but experienced players will be made welcome
cricket development manager at the Gloucestershire Cricket Board: "It is
fantastic to see the formation of a women's cricket league in the Cotswolds and
we hope it is the first of many new competitions across the county.
"The league is a
great opportunity for juniors to play adult cricket and for older people who
may not have played for a while to get back into the game. The competition will
support the growing number of women and girls playing the game in
Gloucestershire and will cut down on travelling. I am sure it will be a great
The GCB is also
hoping to increase the opportunities for girls by setting up outdoor secondary
school competitions at under 13 and under 15 level for the first time this
If you would like to join one of these six
clubs but do not have their contact details please phone league liaison David on
07740 604309 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
You can also contact David if your club would
like to form a women's team and join the Cotswold League or arrange some
friendly matches to help get you started.